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Open Thread - 7/22/2017


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Open Thread, video )

TomCat
- 426 days ago - politicsplus.org
Personal news, a Jig Zone puzzle, 3 short takes, and a homemade cartoon (shown). If you would like me to send you cards with links to my articles, add me as a friend.



   

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Kathleen M (211)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 2:23 pm
Noted. Thx for sharing TC. Glad the eye is healing well! Take care!
 

Joanne D (38)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 2:32 pm
5:28 Just not moving fast this morning.

I remember Mom wearing the metal shield. About that long. Annoying, yes.

YT/RWW - It's gotten so they all sound alike - crazy.

DKos - Heartwarming indeed. It would, however, be even more heartwarming if Fernandez had a heart. "have the f- balls to do what it takes" means they aren't destroying the country hard enough, fast enough. For him.

NYT - "Scaramuccia (literally "little skirmisher"), also known as Scaramouche or Scaramouch, is a stock clown character of the Italian commedia dell'arte. The role combined characteristics of the zanni (servant) and the Capitano (masked henchman). Usually attired in black Spanish dress and burlesquing a don, he was often beaten by Harlequin for his boasting and cowardice." (Wikipedia) Well, it fits. Another clown for the clown car. https://youtu.be/EOPCRizzJus Not the whole suite, but I am a sucker for Marsalis.

Cartoon - My God, could we ever use him in Washington! We'd have to be sure to pay him, though.

RESIST AND PERSIST !!
 

Pat B (356)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 2:38 pm
BBA: Spreading hate using Christ's message of love is reprehensible. He is all embracing of love, whether we are gay, or not. He loves us all. (even republicans, lol).

DK: WOW! I'm impressed! Kudos to Mr. Fernandez!

NYT: I think Spicer is glad that he's gone. I surely would, dealing with the fartfenknewgin, every day! Quite frankly, who would WANT a job @the WH now, with all the id's running around??

Glad that your eye is healing well. Not getting enough sleep isn't. Hope that you have a relaxing evening, get some rest, and Thanks, Tom.
 

JL A (281)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 2:51 pm
A few degrees warmer here, yet not near as humid. I don't envy you. I, too, remember Mom with her metal covers. Nice that the GOP won't get Fernandez's money as long as they are lock step with Trump.
I don't think Spicer could afford to hire good legal help like all who stay seem likely to need.
Apparently Chipotle may also need the Pied Piper.
 

Freya H (358)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 3:17 pm
Ha ha ha, JL A!

The cartoon reminds me of a classic joke. A man went into a curio shop where he found a little brass rat. Somehow it appealed to him. He asked the proprietor how much it was, but she said that it wasn't for sale. After a couple minutes of haggling, though, Our Hero managed to get her to sell it to him for five bucks.

While he was walking home, he realized that a bunch of rats were following him. The farther he walked, the more rats joined the bunch. He then got an idea, and headed for the river that wended its way through town. When he got to the riverbank he tossed the brass rat into the water. Thousands upon thousands of rats ran after the brass figurine, and were swept away and drowned.

The next day the man went back to the curio shop and told the owner what had happened.

"I hope you're not expecting a refund," she replied.

"Oh no!" said Our Hero. "I was just wondering if you happened to have a little brass Republican."
 

David C (111)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 3:45 pm
puzzle super slow, Fischer does make me want to barf
 

Sheila D (28)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 4:50 pm
3:46. God's and Jesus' message was never hate, though many have used their names to incite wars, fear, hate, and violence.
Fernandez is just another multi millionaire/billionaire who wants to buy our politicians. If he's truly had an epiphany, then good. Maybe he'll use his money for something worthwhile.
Thanks for the post, TomCat. Stay cool. Good to know your eye is doing so well.
 

Ted W (127)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 5:10 pm
Noted, forwarded and shared ultra-liberally across four networks!!!! RESIST!! Glad that your eye is healing well!! Thanks for sharing, TomCat!!
 

Walter F (129)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 5:12 pm
Tom thanks for the news.Glad the eye is improving;Your may find it a little more sensitive now ,that sometimes follows a cataract removal You may need to wear sunglasses now in strong sunlight or where there is glare. Take things easy and stay well.
 

Mitchell D (87)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 7:02 pm
YouTube: From the get-go, this clown is speaking in delusional terms! It’s total “Garbage in, garbage out!” Homosexuality runs all the way from the insects through the mammalian groupings, and includes those “Ram Tough” mountain goats out there in the wild!
DK: Mr. Fernandez sounds a bit like that other huge bull shit artist, Pat Robertson, (I’m referring to Fischer as one, here, not Fernandez) who responded to a question, on his idiots only show, about why God allows children to have deadly cancers: (roughly) God knows that if these children live grow up they will become like Hitler! (Well, the question is begged:Why did he, in his omniscience and omnipotence, allow Hitler to grow to adulthood?)
NYT: Spicer, schmieser, they are all (I’m making a prediction here) going to be shit holes!
 

Mitchell D (87)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 7:04 pm
Freya, that is ONE BEAUTIFUL story!
 

Animae C (506)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 7:21 pm
Oh yeah, a little brass republican.... nice thought Freya!!!! 👺
 

Glennis W (395)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 8:21 pm
So glad to hear your eye is healing well, you won't know yourself when you get the other one done. Hope it cools down for you soon Have a great weekend Rest well and take care Thank you for caring and sharing TomCat
 

Dawnie W (250)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 10:28 pm
💙💚💜Noted...Interesting point of view! Tom it is good to read your eye is healing well. You'll be good as new when you get the other one done. I hope you are managing to keep cool. It is very cool here enough to freeze ones toes off. Take good care and all the best along with love and light.

💚💙💜Thank you...TomCat.💙💜💚

💚😉💜ღ 💙Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ😺💜L💙ve, Hugs and Peace go with you all💜😺Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ ღ💙😉💚
 

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday July 22, 2017, 11:57 pm
Puzzle --- 4:08 For whom does the bell toll?  Me!!!  

Right Wing Watch ---  That should have been a double barf bag alert!  It was so pleasant without hearing from this buffoon.  You're correct --- "Authentic Christianity is not related to this garbage. This Republican Supply-side pseudo-Christian is a typical example of dominion theocracy. Increasing one’s level of power then depends on increasing one’s level of hatred now."

Daily Kos --- He certainly does not mince words.  On the surface, Fernandez has made a good decision to not support Drumpf and to leave the Republican party.  That I applaud!  But does he support Obamacare and other policies that were put in place to lift the working and middle classes?

NY Times --- Hell, Drumpf's entire cabinet is an act of class warfare!  Spicer is an idiot and proved it all too well.  Good riddance.  No great loss.  I agree, Huckabee is no better.  Drumpf wants nothing more than "yes people".  No thinking required, but if Drumpf screws up, drop and cover.

Cartoon --- Anybody know someone who could work magic to bring the Pied Piper back to life to work his magic on Republicans?

Resist and Persist!!!

Too bad it has been hot and humid there.  We're having rain which is a nice change and has lowered the fire rating here in the Lower Mainland.  Just last week, Metro Vancouver was rated extreme like most of the rest of the province.  They have had rain in the Cariboo, Chilcotin and Similkamene areas which has helped with the fire situation, but not enough of course.  There were 16 new fires on Friday, all caused by lightning.  On the positive side, some evacuees are being allowed to go home (if there is a home) however they have to be ready to evacuate again at a moment's notice.  There are still about 37,000 people out of their homes and communities

Love the story Freya, Rather like the joke: What do you call 100 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? (substitute Republicans for lawyers) Answer: A damn fine start.

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Nita L (123)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 3:05 am
I'm glad you're healing well TC. Thank you for your post. I loved your joke Freya.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 6:11 am
noted
 

Lona G (67)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 7:27 am
DK: It may take them a while, but some Republicans do manage to battle the brain-eating virus successfully and come to their senses. So Mr. Fernandez’s conscience seems to have recovered a little – as far as billionaire consciences can go, I suppose – now for his language… looks like Mr. Fernandez won’t join the human race for a while yet.

NYT: I’ve already described yesterday how the news broke on Spicer’s resignation here, including video. It’s about time that reporters took Keith Olbermann’s advise to heart and start boycotting the WH press conferences.

Cartoon: Wonder what tune the pied piper need to play to have Republicans follow him. Probably could jingle a bag full of gold coins as well.

Glad your eye is progressing so well, TomCat. It’s very understandable you can hardly wait for the other eye to be fixed too.
 

Lona G (67)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 7:35 am
DK: It may take them a while, but some Republicans do manage to battle the brain-eating virus successfully and come to their senses. So Mr. Fernandez’s conscience seems to have recovered a little – as far as billionaire consciences can go, I suppose – now for his language… looks like Mr. Fernandez won’t join the human race for a while yet.

NYT: I’ve already described yesterday how the news broke on Spicer’s resignation here, including video. It’s about time that reporters took Keith Olbermann’s advise to heart and start boycotting the WH press conferences.

Cartoon: Wonder what tune the pied piper need to play to have Republicans follow him. Probably could jingle a bag full of gold coins as well.

Glad your eye is progressing so well, TomCat. It’s very understandable you can hardly wait for the other eye to be fixed too.
 

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 9:04 am
Noted, Thanks
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 11:39 am
Noted, Thank you
 

Colleen L (3)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 1:04 pm
Glad to hear that your eyes are doing better. It's still been hot and humid here too. Take care. Thanks TomCat
 

Winn A (179)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 1:16 pm
Noted
 

TomCat S (126)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 1:42 pm
Thanks app. Hugs. If you haven't read Freya's joke (above) please do. You need a good laugh.
 

Ian Crory (31)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 3:27 pm
Thank you. :)
 

Katie & Bill D (107)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 7:15 pm
Oh yes Thank you Freya very good one!
RESIST PERSIST
glad you are doing good TomCat
thank you
 

Jess B (1)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 8:13 pm
Noted, thanks
 

Debra G (0)
Sunday July 23, 2017, 9:35 pm
Good news on your vision progress, TC.

Read Scarimucci's now-deleted tweets - pro-Hillary, pro-Democratic agenda... this guy is an opportunistic glass bowl. Hope he enjoys contradicting Huckabee's spawn and interpolating Drumpfelthinskin's brain farts.

Fernandez should put his money where his mouth is - donate to progressive causes. What's his stance on climate change?

I needed the laugh today, Freya. My daughter-in-law's pregnancy just ended at 22 weeks and we are all mourning the loss.
 

TomCat S (126)
Monday July 24, 2017, 1:40 pm
TYVM!
 

Margie FOURIE (148)
Monday August 7, 2017, 12:31 am
Thanks
 
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